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Michael Bolton Responds to Hilarious Viral Video Of Him "Sleeping" During Interview

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Longtime fans of Michael Bolton know exactly how entertaining the singer can be, and I'm not just talking about his chart-topping albums and incredible live performances.

The former Blackjack frontman is never one to turn down a chance to make us laugh, and also laugh at himself. If you have doubts, just check out this gem he created with Andy Samberg's The Lonely Island.

But no matter how hilarious his past antics have been, nothing seems to be funnier than his most recent interview.

This week, the "When a Man Loves A Woman" singer appeared on Australia's The Morning Show to promote his new greatest hits album, which is set to come out on Friday.

However, it seems as though the time difference wasn't working for Bolton because he appeared to have dozed off before the chat started.

It was later revealed that there were some technical difficulties with the live feed, but at the time, the hosts weren't sure if Bolton, who wasn't responding, just couldn't hear them or if he had actually fallen asleep.

"Michael, you got us OK?" host Larry Emdur asked before adding that "Maybe he's just updating Instagram?"

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"Michael, it's Kylie and Larry, we're with you live," co-host Kylie Gillies said right before Bolton looked up and finally commented that "it's gone silent," referring to the glitch in the feed.

The clip of the interview immediately went viral, with Edmur writing in a caption of the video on Instagram that these moments are "why I LOVE live TV."

"I can't promise you gold like this again today but hot damn we're going to try #itsgonesilent," he added.

Watch it for yourself:

Bolton has since taken to Twitter to clarify the situation, denying that he fell asleep.

"I got my first record deal when I was 15 and I haven't slept since!!" he jokingly wrote. He continued, "In all seriousness there were technical issues with the live feed and they caught me tweeting!"

"We had a great interview once they fixed the glitch," he added, along with the hashtags, "#FakeNews #50thAnniversary #SymphonyOfHits."

This isn't the first time that an interview with Bolton has gone wrong. In 2017, the singer appeared on Good Morning Britain, which also went viral because viewers thought he "has no personality" and was "boring."

Do you think Bolton really fell asleep?

Awa has been writing for Shared for 3 years. She is a serial snacker who unapologetically loves celebrity gossip. Drop her a line at awa@shared.com.